Reactions Weekly

, Volume 1769, Issue 1, pp 302–302 | Cite as

Multiple drugs

BK virus cystitis: 3 case reports
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An event is serious (based on the ICH definition) when the patient outcome is:

  • * death

  • * life-threatening

  • * hospitalisation

  • * disability

  • * congenital anomaly

  • * other medically important event

In a case series, three men aged 30−61 years were described, who developed BK virus cystitis following treatment with azathioprine, basiliximab, ciclosporin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin [doxorubicin hydrochloride], leflunomide, methylprednisolone, mycophenolate mofetil, prednisone, rituximab, sirolimus, tacrolimus or vincristine [routes, duration of treatments to reaction onset not stated, not all dosages stated].

Case 1: A 58-year-old man, who had a history of diabetes mellitus, idiopathic cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure and acute kidney injury, underwent cardiac transplantation. He received basiliximab as immunosuppressant induction therapy. Post-transplant, he started receiving tacrolimus, prednisone and mycophenolate mofetil 1080mg twice daily as immunosuppressant...


  1. Almarhabi H, et al. Symptomatic BK virus cystitis in non-renal transplant recipients. JAMMI 4: 102-107, No. 2, 2019. Available from: URL: - Canada

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